Sketches of my commutes


WebsiteHeader_304-305-310-322_940x198px.jpgI’m still amazed by the frantic atmosphere created on public transport in London by the thousands of people rushing around me each morning and evening on my way to and from work. For me it’s an endlessly fascinating subject to draw. I’m not a full-time artist, I often only find time to draw during my commutes; the Tube has become my mobile studio. I’ve been drawing my journeys, on my iPhone (sometimes iPad), since 2012 and it’s made my commutes a lot more memorable.

Here’s a glimpse of what I and millions of other Londoners see every day.

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Japanese tourists, 8pm Tuesday, Victoria line, 15th August 2017

Japanese tourists, Victoria line, 15th August 2017

9.15am, Friday 30th June 2017, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, England.

Bird print, 30th June 2017, Victoria line

Cutting nails, 16th May 2017, Victoria line

Cutting nails, 16th May 2017, Victoria line

6pm, Good Friday, Pimlico to Brixton, Victoria line, London, 14th April 2017

Good Friday, Victoria line, London, 14th April 2017

Friday morning, Victoria line, 10th March 2017

Friday morning, Victoria line, 10th March 2017

9am Wednesday morning, Victoria line, London, 25th January 2017

Wednesday morning, Victoria line, 25th January 2017

11pm Saturday, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London, 17th December 2016 (Drawing 807)

Saturday evening, Victoria line, 17th December 2016

9am Tuesday, Brixton to Oxford Cricus stations, Victoria line, London, 15th November 2016 (Drawing 791)

Morning commute, Victoria line, 15th November 2016

4.30pm Sunday, Victoria to South Kensington stations, District line, London (Drawing 775)

Flat-pack furniture, District line, 16th October 2016

Bank holiday, Jubilee line, London, 29th August 2016 (Drawing 741)

Monday bank holiday, Jubilee line, 29th August 2016

9.30am Friday, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, 29th July 2016 (Drawing 720)

Sunburn and cakes, Victoria line, 29th July 2016

Stretching, 3rd August 2016, Victoria line

Stretching, Victoria line, 3rd August 2016

Dog during rush hour, Victoria line, 12th July 2016

Dog during rush hour, Victoria line, 12th July 2016

8pm Wednesday, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London, 8th June 2016 (Drawing 681)

Wednesday evening, Victoria line, 8th June 2016

Tuesday evening, Overground line, 3rd May 2016

Tuesday evening, Overground line, 3rd May 2016

Monday morning, Victoria line, 11th April 2016

Monday morning, Victoria line, 11th April 2016

Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 15th March 2016

Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 15th March 2016

Sunday afternoon, Victoria line, 21st February 2016

Sunday afternoon, Victoria line, 21st February 2016

Cake and tears, District line, 30th January 2016

Cake and tears, District line, 30th January 2016

7pm Monday, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London, 11th January 2016 (Drawing 598)

David Bowie, Victoria line, 11th January 2016

Christmas gifs, Tuesday afternoon, Victoria line, London, 15th December 2015

Christmas gifts, Victoria line, 15th December 2015

4.30pm Saturday afternoon, Victoria to Elm Park stations, District line, London, 28th November 2015 (Drawing 577)

Pram, District line, London, 28th November 2015

9am Wednesday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, 25th November 2015 (Drawing 575)

Rush hour, Victoria line, London, 25th November 2015

7pm, Wednesday 18th November 2015, Oxford Circus to Brixton stations, Victoria line, London

Sudoku, Victoria line, London, 18th November 2015

7.45am Thursday 1st October 2015, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London

Tired, Victoria line, London, 1st October 2015

Friday morning, Victoria line 21st August 2015

Card and flowers, Victoria line, 21st August 2015

Sleeping commuters, Victoria line, 18th June 2015

Sleeping, Victoria line, London, 18th June 2015

Two fingers, 7.30pm Thursday evening, Oxford Circus to Victoria, Victoria line, London, 28th May 2015

Two fingers, Victoria line, 28th May 2015

8.40am, Tuesday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, 5th May 2015

Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 5th May 2015

Father and baby, 11.30am, Good Friday, 3rd April 2015, on a Northern line Tube train from Stockwell to Kennington station, London

Father and baby, Northern line, 3rd April 2015

Meditating, 9.40am, Thursday morning, Victoria line, 26th March 2015

Meditating, Victoria line, 26th March 2015

Clothes rail, 4.30pm, Sunday afternoon, Brixton to Stockwell, Victoria line, 15th March 2015

Clothes rail, Victoria line, 15th March 2015

Two guys, 11pm Saturday, Oxford Circus to Brixton, Victoria-line, 28th February 2015

Two guys, Victoria line, 28th February 2015

Tuesday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 10th - 26th February 2015, London

Coffee+conversation, Victoria line, 10th February 2015

8.25am, Tuesday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, London

Make-up, Victoria line, 27th January 2015

Family, 1.30pm, Thursday 22nd January 2015, Brixton to Green Park station, Victoria line, London

Family, Victoria line, London, 22nd January 2015

'I love Brixton', 8.45am, Wednesday morning, 7th January 2015, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, London

I love Brixton‘, London, 7th January 2015

Frosty couple, Saturday 10pm, Camden Town to Tottenham Court Road stations, Northern line, 29th November 2014

Frosty couple, Northern line, 29th November 2014

10am, Saturday morning, Maida Vale to Baker Street, Bakerloo line, 11th October 2014

Mother+daughter, Bakerloo line, 11th Oct 2014

Nice tie, 9am Monday morning, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, London, 8th September 2014

Nice tie, Bakerloo line, London, 8th September 2014

Reading financial reports, 7pm Tuesday evening, Oxford Circus to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 19th August 2014

Financial reports, Bakerloo line, 19th August 2014

4pm Sunday afternoon, South Kensington to King's Cross station, Piccadilly line, 17th August 2014

Tired, Piccadilly line, 17th August 2014

Blue suits, Friday morning, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, London 15th August 2014

Blue suits, Bakerloo line, London 15th August 2014

Man crying, Sunday afternoon, District line, London, 10th August 2014

Man crying, District line, London, 10th August 2014

Hidden face, Saturday afternoon, Bakerloo line, London, 2nd August 2014

Hidden face, Bakerloo line, 2nd August 2014

Nearly empty, 9pm Tuesday, Piccadilly Circus to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 29th July 2014

Nearly empty, Bakerloo line, 29th July 2014

A couple on their phones, Elephant and Castle to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2014

A couple on their phones, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2014

Solving a Rubik's cube, 9am Tuesday, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, 15th July 2014

Solving a Rubik’s cube, Bakerloo line, 15th July 2014

Drinking on a Saturday evening, Edgware Road to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 12th July 2014

Drinking, Bakerloo line, London, 12th July 2014

Wednesday evening, Bakerloo line, 25th June 2014

Wednesday evening, Bakerloo line, 25th June 2014

Monday morning, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 9th June 2014

Monday morning, Victoria line, 9th June 2014

Saturday night, from Victoria to Brixton, Victoria line, 14th June 2014

Saturday night, Victoria line, 14th June 2014

Tired woman, 12.30pm Sunday, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 1st June 2014

Tired woman, Victoria line,
1st June 2014

Tiger, Sunday afternoon, Brixton, Victoria line, 25th May 2014

Fancy dress, Victoria line, 25th May 2014

Sunday evening, Victoria line, 18th May 2014

Highlighter pen and bags, Victoria line, 18th May 2014

Last Tube home, 12.30am on the Northern line, London, Sunday 28th April 2014

Last Tube home, Northern line, 28th April 2014

Monday evening, Victoria line, London, 21st April 2014

Monday evening, Victoria line, 21st April 2014

Carrying an A1 model, 10am Saturday morning, Victoria line, London, 19th April 2014

Carrying an A1 model, Victoria line, 19th April 2014

Birthday present, District line, London, Saturday afternoon, 5th April 2014

Birthday present, District line, 5th April 2014

Nail biting, Friday morning, Victoria line, London, 14th March 2014

Nail biting, Victoria line, London, 14th March 2014

Dachshund, train from Herne Hill to Blackfriars, London, 22nd February 2014

Dachshund, train from Herne Hill, 22nd February 2014

Snickers bar, Wednesday morning, Victoria line, London, 19th February 2014

Snickers bar, Victoria line, 19th February 2014

Reading other people's magazines, Victoria line, 11th February 2014

Reading, Victoria line, 11th February 2014

Delayed morning service, Victoria line, 28th January 2014

Delayed service, Victoria line, 28th January 2014

Reading, Tuesday morning, Victoria line, 7th January 2014

Reading, Victoria line, 7th January 2014

No.68 bus from Euston to Norwood, 3rd January 2014

No.68 bus from Euston, 5pm Friday 3rd January 2014

Giant bear, 8.30pm Tuesday, Victoria line, London, 3rd December 2013

Giant bear, Victoria line, 3rd December 2013

Bald man, Train to Farringdon, 21st November 2013

Bald man, Train to Farringdon, 21st November 2013

Wednesday morning, Victoria line, 13th November 2013

Crotch view, Victoria line, 13th November 2013

Monday morning, Victoria line, 4th November 2013

Coats and winter, Victoria line, 4th November 2013

Thursday evening, Great Portland Street to Farringdon station, Metropolitan line, 31st October 2013

Couple, Metropolitan line, 31st October 2013

Friday morning, Victoria line, 25th October 2013

Friday morning, Victoria line, 25th October 2013

Morning rush hour, train to Farringdon, 22nd October 2013

Train to Farringdon, 22nd October 2013

Train to Euston, 21st October 2013

Train: Birmingham to Euston, 21st October 2013

Thursday news, Victoria line, 17th October 2013

Thursday’s news, Victoria line, 17th October 2013

Popcorn for breakfast, bus stop, Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, 9th October 2013

Popcorn for breakfast, bus stop, 9th October 2013

Sweating postman, Victoria line, 1st October 2013

Sweating postman, Victoria line, 1st October 2013

Applying make-up, bus to Brixton, London, 29th September 2013

Applying make-up, no.196 bus, 29th September 2013

Burger eating, Monday evening, Victoria Line, London, 23rd September 2013

Burger, Victoria Line, 23rd September 2013

Coat stand, Victoria Line, 5th September 2013

Coat stand, Victoria Line, London, 5th September 2013

Sunday evening, Victoria line, 25th August 2013

Sunday evening, Victoria line, 25th August 2013

Feet off the seats, train to Herne Hill, London, 12th August 2013

Feet off the seats, Herne Hill, 12th August 2013

Lipstick and scratching, Victoria line, London, 1st August 2013

Lipstick, Victoria line, 1st August 2013

Bright colours, Monday morning, Victoria line, 29th July 2013

Bright colours, Victoria line, 29th July 2013

Empty Tube carriage, Bakerloo line, London, 20th July 2013

Empty Tube carriage, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2013

Pregnant woman and woman knitting, Victoria line, London, 16th July 2013

Pregnancy ad knitting, Victoria line, 16th July 2013

Celebrities in print, Victoria line, London, 15th July 2013

Celebrities in print, Victoria line, 15th July 2013

Armpits on display, Victoria line, London, 13th July 2013

Armpits on display, Victoria line, 13th July 2013

Wearing sunglasses on the underground, Victoria line, 9th July 2013

Wearing sunglasses, Victoria line, 9th July 2013

News of Andy Murray, Victoria line, 8th July 2013

News of Andy Murray, Victoria line, 8th July 2013

T-shirts, Victoria line, 4th July 2013

T-shirts, Victoria line, London, 4th July 2013

Person asleep, Victoria line, 29th June 2013

Person asleep, Victoria line, 29th June 2013

Victoria line, 24th June 2013

Person planning a trip, Victoria line, 24th June 2013

Man picking nose, train to Herne Hill, 12th June 2013

Man picking nose, train to Herne Hill, 12th June 2013

Man eating, number 3 bus, Brixton, 10th June 2013

Eating, no.3 bus, Brixton, 10th June 2013

Man tying shoelaces, Farringdon station, London, 3rd May 2013

Tying shoelaces, Farringdon, 3rd May 2013

 

Train to Farringdon from Herne Hill, 15th April 2013

Train to Farringdon from Herne Hill, 15th April 2013

Train from Herne Hill, London, 6th March 2013

Yawning and texting, Herne Hill, 6th March 2013

Northern line - 22nd September 2012

Box of cupcakes, Northern line, 22nd September 2012

Eating a McDonald's breakfast, Piccadilly line, 16th August 2012

Eating breakfast, Piccadilly line, 16th August 2012